Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Stanmore College


Overview

Qualification Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Subject Area Vocational Science
Attendance Full Time

Course Content

This course is intended for anyone wishing to enter a career in science, and deepens the learner's experience in preparation for the world of work. It is equivalent to 3 'A' levels.

This is a two year full time course.

Course Outcomes

Students need to complete 12 units (6 in each year), to gain their BTEC National Diploma award. 6 units are core units which all students take. They introduce fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigation and practical techniques and perceptions of science.Students will also study a range of other units that include:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Diseases and Infections

Progression

Progression could be into employment where professional body examinations or NVQ's may be taken, or students could continue to higher education programmes in this area.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English, Maths and Science, or BTEC First Diploma in a related science subject at Merit grade.

Assessment

Exam Board: Edexcel

Continuous portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations.

Equipment

Materials: £35 towards the cost of textbooks plus visits, etc.

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For ages 16-18


Key Staff

Tom Padfield
Deputy Head of School - STEM
Vik Seeborun
Head of School - Science, IT, Eng, ACC & Maths
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Relevant Careers

Doing this course could lead to great job outcomes such as:

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